As the year rolls to an end, two big events dominate my mind: elections in November and the holiday season. This year, both of those ideas are melding into one big passion project in the form of Colorado #ResistanceReads, which I announced earlier this month. And that campaign starts TODAY!
CLICK HERE to download the official Colorado #ResistanceReads list. Use it, print it, share it, love it.
This is a pretty amazing project, guys, for a few reasons:
- Politics and current events were definitely in the raw material from which I created Transference. I worked out a lot of emotions on the page, especially in regards to sexual politics and the more traditional Congressional kind.
- Now I get to share Transference with readers so they can also engage with all the fear, anger and turmoil of our current political and social reality.
- At the same time, I get to promote the work of other amazing Colorado writers who have been writing about climate change, LGBTQ+ rights, Islamaphobia, homelessness, the free press and authoritarianism. I might never have met these folks otherwise and been poorer for their lack.
- And most importantly, my book is going to make money for a really good charity, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Denver.
That’s the big point:
50% of profits from Transference from now, Black Friday, through Colorado Gives Day on 12/4 will be donated to IRC Denver.
The other authors are supporting other great organizations like the ACLU, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, ACCESS Housing, CHARG Resource Center, Extended Hands for Hope and the Transgender Law Center. Again, all of these books are very different but on the same page about the activism of reading, and they are all worth checking out.
Since you’re here on katejonuska.com, maybe you’ve read Transference. Maybe not. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy a copy for yourself or to give as a gift, this is it. I’m not saying you should buy a book with progressive themes to give to your conservative uncle — not telling him half the profits benefitted the ACLU — but I’m not saying you shouldn’t either. 😉 Or consider giving to a library, a hospital or a prison reading program. Maybe give us a follow on Twitter or Facebook.
Of course, you can also make a donation to IRC Denver — a long-standing and well-respected non-profit — with no purchase required on my
Colorado Gives Day campaign page.
Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone! Now let’s go read some ass-kicking books to raise money for good causes to ring in the holiday season.